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Upcoming Webinar: Active Woman’s Guide To Avoiding Injury

March 15, 2021

Women can be at higher risk for certain sports injuries, whether they enjoy running regularly, participate in athletic activities on the weekends or are professional athletes.

To help women learn more about injury prevention and treatment options, the Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute is hosting a webinar March 18 from 5:30-7 p.m..

Join Physical Therapist Stefanie Bourassa and Nurse Practitioner Nicole Lavette, co-directors of the Rehabilitation Network Women’s Sports Health at Bone & Joint Institute, for “The Active Woman’s Guide To Avoiding Injury” to learn about injuries in women. Bourassa and Lavette will talk about common injuries in women and how to prevent them, what makes women more at risk for injuries and why, and treatment options available.

To register for the webinar, please call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or click here. A question-and-answer session with the providers will follow the presentation.

Bourassa said women are at higher risk because of physiological differences from males, they have lower capacity to draw in oxygen, which can affect stamina, endurance, and muscle recovery. Their decreased muscle mass and muscle strength, combined with higher body fat, as well as different hormone levels, also can lead to injuries.

She said common injuries for women include ACL or knee ligament injuries, stress fractures, pelvic pain and pregnancy associated pains, hip and labral tears, osteoporosis and low back pain.

The Women’s Sports Health Program provides personalized care designed to help women and girls achieve their athletic goals while treating and helping prevent injuries.

Other conditions the program treats include:

  • Shoulder injuries.
  • Ankle sprains.
  • Concussion.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Sports related cardiac conditions.
  • Becoming active as a breast cancer survivor.